Dr. John Jungmann

Virgil Hill
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While it appears the measure won the popular vote, Proposition SPS did not pass after failing to receive the required four-sevenths majority Tuesday.

Springfield Public Schools was seeking approval of a $189 million bond to move forward with phase 1 of its Facility Master Plan. But needing 57.1 percent to pass, the measure fell more than 6 points short. With 97 percent of precincts reporting early Wednesday, only 50.99 percent of voters had said “yes” to the proposal.

Peter Batemon

This week on Making Democracy Work host Debbie Good speaks with Dr. John Jungmann, Superintendent of Springfield Public Schools, and Fred Ellison, Deputy Treasurer and Co-Founder of Save R-12 School Committee.

Listen in as Debbie speaks with both sides of this upcoming bond issue to get a comprehensive look at the issue. Both sides give their view on the bond issue to help inform voters for the upcoming election on April 4th.

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The Springfield Public Schools Board of Education has extended Superintendent Dr. John Jungmann’s contract through the 2019-2020 school year.

The announcement on Friday came following the board’s annual review of the district leader, conducted on Tuesday. It’s the third time the board has extended his contract since hiring Jungmann on July 1, 2014.

Dr. John Jungmann
Springfield Public Schools

The Missouri Association of School Administrators has named Springfield’s Dr. John Jungmann superintendent of the year.

The announcement came at the annual fall conference of the MASA and Missouri School Boards Association, which concluded Sunday.

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SRC Employee, David Clark:  “When I heard GO-CAPS Engineering & Manufacturing was partnering with SRC, (Springfield Re-Manufacturing Corp.) that’s what really told me, I need to get onto this.  I’m very lucky to get in and do a program like this.  I’ve talked to a lot of people who are a lot older than me, and they all say the same thing, they wish they had a program like this when they were a kid.”

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